Berkshire news Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Reading Borough Council said 14 gully grates had been swiped by thieves from the town's roads

Berkshire news Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Reading Borough Council said 14 gully grates had been swiped by thieves from the town's roads

Berkshire news  Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com
16 September 2020 - 15:33

Breaking News ! Reading Borough Council has asked neighbours to be vigilant after 14 drain covers were stolen from the town's roads. The drain covers, also known as gully grates, have been forcibly taken from roads in Tilehurst and Southcote. The drain covers cost the council thousands to replace, so it is eager for anyone who may have information to get in contact with the police. A spokesperson for Reading Borough Council said: "Fourteen gully grates have been stolen since September 7, in Elvaston Way, Tay Road (x3), Ullswater Drive, Ferndale Close, Normanstead Road (x2), Amblecote Road and Granville Road (x5). "They have all been reported to Thames Valley Police.

." The last time there was a spate of drain cover thefts in Reading was in 2017, where up to 30 covers were stolen, costing the council around £25,000. Sign up to our newsletter and get the top stories from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox Each cover stolen costs the council up to £1,000 as the authority is required to make a call out required to make the hole safe and install a steel plate as an emergency. There is then a subsequent call out to carry out a full repair to install a drain cover and frame.

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Berkshire news Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com


Berkshire news Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com


Berkshire news Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com


Berkshire news Bizarre theft of drain covers in Reading could cost £14,000 to fix MetiNews.Com

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